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spayed dog with red and swollen around vulva area. vulva is

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spayed dog with red and swollen around vulva area. vulva is not swollen and she has discomfort
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Bruce replied 8 years ago.

I'm going to try and answer your question as best as I can based on the info I have at this time since your off line.

The most common situation that I see at my practice that fits what your describing is a perivulvar dermatitis. This is basically a bacterial skin infection around the vulva. The most common reason for this to occur is that this area might be staying a little more wet due to environmental issues. If she is sitting in moist areas - grass, puddles, etc. This area could also be moist due to urinary tract issues where urine is irritating the skin.

Sometimes this area can also get a secondary yeast infection fired up too.

In general, both of these situations are pretty simple matters to treat. I would strongly recommend getting into your vet here soon to have them evaluate her. If the find either of these two scenarios, they will most likely recommend either/or a combination of oral medications and topical medications to give her quick relief from the discomfort.

Hope she is feeling better here soon,
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